English translation of 'alors que'
(= au moment où) when ⧫ as
; (= pendant que) while ⧫ when
; (= tandis que) whereas ⧫ while
Il est arrivé alors que je partais. He arrived as I was leaving.
Alors qu’il était à Paris, il a visité ... While he was in Paris, he visited ... ⧫ When he was in Paris, he visited ...
Alors que son frère travaillait dur, lui se reposait. While his brother was working hard, he took things easy.
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Example Sentences Including 'alors que'
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Est -ce juste alors que les étudiants se recrutent essentiellement dans les milieux favorisés ?La grande manip
L'eau, dit -il alors que le liquide remonte entre ses orteils.Carnets d'aventures, Spécial, 2/1989
On ne savait pas alors que la guerre allait s'enterrer pour quatre années encore.Les moulins à nuages
'alors que' in Other Languages
British English: whereas CONJUNCTION
You use whereas to introduce a comment which contrasts with what is said in the main clause.
Pensions are linked to inflation, whereas they should be linked to the cost of living.
Translation of alors que from the Collins French to English
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